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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

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  1. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 1 hour ago

    So, our “mild-mannered” detectives are headed to the library. The idea may have been used several times, but we are looking here at an exact copy of the 1924 crime, which is apparently clearly road-mapped in that book.

  2. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 10 hours ago

    Could Wendy Wichell be behind that ?


    Seems unlikely. It would be an unnecessary complication in this story.

  3. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 11 hours ago

    Thinking more about this, I think there probably was a wreck. I just noticed that the survivors are not able to be questioned right now. It certainly implies possible serious injuries to the survivors. It could mean that police investigators have not been able to question them yet, but it wouldn’t be phrased the way that it is, if that were the case.

    Given the advance publicity, it seems inconceivable that one or more guards were not present in and around the car with the gold. It also seems that the details of the M.O. should be present in the story of the 1924 crime that was copied.

  4. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    Maybe the Mole knows where the gold went off too !!
    Hmmmm????


    I wouldn’t be surprised. The Mole seems to know everything. We haven’t heard from him yet, but it looks like the Blackhearts will be the first to gain from whatever knowledge he has. I think that may be bad news for Jimmy Choo Shooz.

  5. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    The longer this arc goes on, the dumber it is making the South American owners (cartel?) appear.


    Apparently, the owner was a South American national government. At least, that was implied, if not stated outright. It does seem that there was an unnecessary amount of publicity about the movement of the gold, but that was probably unavoidable.

    By the way, the prominent appearance of newspaper from pages (as opposed to Internet, radio, TV, etc.) is an homage to the 1940’s Superman story that inspired this story. Since Clark Kent was a newspaper reporter, that is the appropriate place to disseminate the news of this robbery.

  6. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    Sounds to me like the boxcar was stolen, not the entire train.


    I think that it’s definitely just the boxcar that was stolen, unless they also needed an engine to move the boxcar. Any guards who may have been with the box car would have been the most vulnerable to an attack.

  7. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    Thanx, I hope mine is worth reading.


    It’s definitely worth reading and you have some interesting words in there.

  8. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    Are you going to be a nice guy, and actually tell me what you saw in that drawing of the switch? I studied it at length, and compared it to photographs and videos of real switches, and i don’t see what is wrong with it.


    I don’t see what’s wrong either. It looks like this wye switch to me, suitable for low-speed opration:
    “Wye switch” by Robert A. Estremo – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wye_switch.jpg#/media/File:Wye_switch.jpg

  9. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 14 hours ago

    And those ‘nicotine fingers’ it can be Said . . .
    Shot many a gangster in the Dead Fish Dead !


    Noce poem, but I’m still not shedding any tears for Sam’s lack of smoking in recent months. I don’t think it’s a necessary feature of his personality.

  10. Neil Wick commented on Dick Tracy about 14 hours ago

    I have never ridden in a Bentley, so you’re definitely ahead of me on that experience.